In The Majors
LF Brandon Boggs (.256) delivered an RBI double as apinch-hitter for Marlon Byrd. CF Marlon Byrd (.246)was 2-for-4 with an RBI double. SS Nomar Garciaparra (.250)went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and an RBI double. LF Matt Murton (.083) was 0-for-3 with a walk and twostrikeouts. LF Jay Payton (.243) went 1-for-4 with twostrikeouts and a stolen base. 1B Mark Teixeira (.271) was2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. C Jason Varitek (.218)went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
In The Minors
CF Charlie Blackmon (.326) was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.Blackmon has hit safely in five straight games and is batting .367in the month of July. RHP Kevin Cameron moved back up toClass AAA Portland to continue his rehab and got the win in reliefas Portland defeated Tucson 3-2 in a seven-inning game. His line:(W,1-0) 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO. DH Wally Crancer (.298) went 0-for-2. CF Garrett Groce (.275) was 0-for-4. SS Tyler Greene (.243) went 1-for-5 with an RBI and astrikeout. 3B Wes Hodges was 1-for-2 with a ground-rule double whilerepresenting the U.S. in the Futures Game at Yankee Stadium. 1BJeff Kindel (.292) went 1-for-4. DH Mike Nickeas (.238) was 1-for-4. 2B Eric Patterson (.333) was 3-for-5 with a double and atwo-run homer. Patterson is 9-for-19 (.474) with three home runssince joining the Oakland organization. RF Danny Payne (.243) was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. DHWhit Robbins (.272) returned from the disabled list andwent 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. RHP Kyle Schimidt returnedto Class AA and took the loss as Harrisburg beat Bowie 4-2. Hisline: (L,0-2) 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO. RF Jeremy Slayden (.294) was 0-for-3 as his hitting streakcame to an end after 18 games. DH Matt Wieters extended his hitting streak to 13 games bygoing 2-for-4 including an RBI double. LHP Ryan Turner worked a 1-2-3 inning in relief. RHPBlake Wood was the winning pitcher as Northwest Arkansasheld off Springfield 6-5. His line: (W,3-3) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER,1 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP.
Previously: Saturday In Professional Baseball (July 12 action)